"Only then did I realize why my spirit craves to be ensconced in mountain tops rather than in the never ending beaches of silent shores; because the towering peaks are much more giving. Like a mother to her child, the gentle slopes always offer an embrace of comfort. 

In some days, while taking a stroll in the valleys enclosed by these magnificent boulders, it sometimes feels like the world is reminding me how small and vulnerable I really am. But even so, I feel truly safe and secure in this place; as if the mountain spirits are saying to me that in here, nothing can harm me..." 

~ an #excerpt from “Mountain Diary” an unpublished manuscript I wrote during a one week trip to #Ifugao [Photo was taken while on our way to our host family’s home]